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The woman who showed she could turn around WH Smith (SMWH), Kate Swann, has long since departed but her legacy of closing space on the declining High Street and expanding at thriving airports and stations continues. Results for the six months to the end of February are not the best we have seen, ...
Sorensen - a former chief executive officer of Austrian Airlines Group - serves in a number of positions across the globe including being chair of airline Air ... As part of this, Chief Executive Officer Kate Swann received a bonus worth 200% of her salary and Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Davies received a ...

The catering group, which also owns the Ritazza chain of coffee concessions, has a market value of about £3bn, having witnessed strong growth under Kate Swann, the highly regarded former chief executive of WHSmith. Investors have sounded the alarm bell over Mr Sorensen's extensive portfolio of jobs, ...
SSP. Market value £3.2bn | Net debt £262m | Earnings 20.3p. While Kate Swann was running WH Smith, she gained a reputation as a ruthless and effective cost-cutter. Since leaving to take the helm at SSP in 2013, she has put into practice a similarly pragmatic approach, famously slicing an inch off the ...
SSP Group, which operates restaurants in train stations and airports, said annual pre-tax profits climbed 37pc to £144.8m, while revenues were up 19.5pc to £2.4bn. Chief executive Kate Swann said: “We have grown our presence across the world, particularly in North America and Asia and we are pleased ...
Chief executive Kate Swann said: “We have grown our presence across the world, particularly in North America and Asia and we are pleased with the performance of our new business in India. The company said it won significant new contracts during the year to September including at airports in Boston, ...

It's not just WH Smith's perennial sale on paperbacks, but a way of explaining the retailer's record-breaking share price. ... street shop and eyeing multiples closer to 30 times, enjoyed by the likes of the railway station pasty purveyor SSP (which is, incidentally, run by the former WH Smith boss, Kate Swann).
However chief executive Kate Swann said it had redoubled its efforts to cut costs in a bid to prevent customers having to pay more for their coffee and baguettes, for example by reducing the number of suppliers it ... “We're going through a bit of a purple patch,” said Ms Swann, who previously led WH Smith.
My memory of visiting Kate Swann for a chat when she ran WH Smith is dominated not by what she said, but what I saw. The retailer's old office just off Oxford Street was one of the tattiest headquarters I've ever been in. It was like being led through a store cupboard, with merchandise strewn everywhere, ...
My memory of visiting Kate Swann for a chat when she ran WH Smith is dominated not by what she said, but what I saw. The retailer's old office just off Oxford Street was one of the tattiest headquarters I've ever been in. It was like being led through a store cupboard, with merchandise strewn everywhere, ...
During her time at WH Smith Swann was credited with turning it around by cutting costs, moving away from less profitable goods such as CDs and DVDs and expanding its successful travel chain, which has shops in airports and railway stations. She was replaced by her long-term deputy, Steve Clarke, who ...
Kate Swann, the former chief executive of WH Smith, quit the stationer this year sitting on bonus payments, shares and options worth up to £13m. Swann earned a cash bonus of £871,000 on top of £600,000 in salary and benefits for 10 months' work before her departure on 30 June this year, according to ...
SSP CEO Kate Swann said: “SSP is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of the FAB Conference & Awards. We believe strongly in promoting our sector by supporting events such as FAB, which celebrates the best in travel F&B. As long time partners of headline sponsor Finavia, we're particularly pleased ...
Chief executive Kate Swann said: “We have grown our presence across the world, particularly in North America and Asia and we are pleased with the performance of our new business in India. The company said it won significant new contracts during the year to September including at airports in Boston, ...
It's not just WH Smith's perennial sale on paperbacks, but a way of explaining the retailer's record-breaking share price. ... street shop and eyeing multiples closer to 30 times, enjoyed by the likes of the railway station pasty purveyor SSP (which is, incidentally, run by the former WH Smith boss, Kate Swann).
However chief executive Kate Swann said it had redoubled its efforts to cut costs in a bid to prevent customers having to pay more for their coffee and baguettes, for example by reducing the number of suppliers it ... “We're going through a bit of a purple patch,” said Ms Swann, who previously led WH Smith.
My memory of visiting Kate Swann for a chat when she ran WH Smith is dominated not by what she said, but what I saw. The retailer's old office just off Oxford Street was one of the tattiest headquarters I've ever been in. It was like being led through a store cupboard, with merchandise strewn everywhere, ...

Clarke also spoke about the “meritocratic” culture of W H Smith and being an openly gay chief executive. “People think Smiths is fuddy duddy, but I was one of the first openly-gay c.e.os and Kate Swann was one of the first women to be a FTSE c.e.o. For a company with such longevity, we are very ...
Former boss of WH Smith Kate Swann gets £9m payout ... Then WH Smith CEO Kate Swann helping out with a Harry Potter book launch in 2007. ... Former WH Smith boss Kate Swann has banked a bumper £9m belated pay cheque from her former employer after several long-term incentive schemes paid ...
Kate Swann, the former chief executive of WH Smith, quit the stationer this year sitting on bonus payments, shares and options worth up to £13m. Swann earned a cash bonus of £871,000 on top of £600,000 in salary and benefits for 10 months' work before her departure on 30 June this year, according to ...
Back in December, the firm gave notice to its US distributor and appointed a North America CEO, Charles Gibb, who will take charge of selling directly into ... It's worth remembering that chief executive Kate Swann's previous role was at WH Smith, where she masterminded the retailer's successful expansion ...
The company led by Kate Swann has gobbled up sales and profits by capitalising on the popularity of food-on-the-go from time-pressed travellers and has ... credit business, an regulatory investigation into its Vanquis Bank subsidiary, the scrapping of its dividend and the departure of its chief executive.
Under Kate Swann, now boss of the food company SSP, WH Smith embarked on a restructuring process that has been continued by Stephen ...
And it would be a brave investor who bets against chief executive Kate Swann, who headed up WH Smith (SMWH) for a decade between 1 ...
It's not just WH Smith's perennial sale on paperbacks, but a way of explaining ... incidentally, run by the former WH Smith boss, Kate Swann).
Raoul will take up the position of CEO for the Invia Group Germany, the new ... and competitive regions,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group.
However chief executive Kate Swann said it had redoubled its efforts ... a bit of a purple patch,” said Ms Swann, who previously led WH Smith.
My memory of visiting Kate Swann for a chat when she ran WH Smith is dominated not by what she said, but what I saw. The retailer's old office ...
Hugely popular over the same period a year earlier, sales tumbled by about 60% to 70%, according to the WH Smith chief executive, Stephen ...
W H Smith will invest £48m in stores this year as the business marks its 225th ... culture of W H Smith and being an openly gay chief executive. ... c.e.os and Kate Swann was one of the first women to be a FTSE c.e.o. For a ...
The WH Smith boss's comment is superfluous. Despite running one of the country's largest retail chains for the past three and a half years, ...
Then WH Smith CEO Kate Swann helping out with a Harry Potter book ... Former WH Smith boss Kate Swann has banked a bumper £9m ...
Kate Swann was able to retain her hefty share bonuses despite walking straight ... Kate Swann, the former chief executive of WH Smith, quit the ...
Chief executive officer Kate Swann said: "We have grown our presence across the world, particularly in North America and Asia and we are ...
The Times: Kate Swann, chief executive of SSP, served up what one analyst described as “the full picnic” yesterday as the transport caterer, ...
Chief executive Kate Swann said: “We have grown our presence across the world, particularly in North America and Asia and we are pleased ...
Kate Swann, chief executive of SSP, served up what one analyst ... However, the former WH Smith chief executive dismissed his doubts, adding ...
“These awards recognise the very best in airport and rail food and beverage,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group. “It is an honour that these ...
However chief executive Kate Swann said it had redoubled its efforts ... a bit of a purple patch,” said Ms Swann, who previously led WH Smith.
My memory of visiting Kate Swann for a chat when she ran WH Smith is dominated not by what she said, but what I saw. The retailer's old office ...
Hugely popular over the same period a year earlier, sales tumbled by about 60% to 70%, according to the WH Smith chief executive, Stephen ...
W H Smith will invest £48m in stores this year as the business marks its 225th ... culture of W H Smith and being an openly gay chief executive. ... c.e.os and Kate Swann was one of the first women to be a FTSE c.e.o. For a ...
The WH Smith boss's comment is superfluous. Despite running one of the country's largest retail chains for the past three and a half years, ...
Raoul will take up the position of CEO for the Invia Group Germany, the new ... and competitive regions,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group.
Dr. Oliver Doerschuck will become CEO of SSP's Dach & Frabel regions, ... and competitive regions,” said SSP Group CEO Kate Swann.
My memory of visiting Kate Swann for a chat when she ran WH Smith is dominated not by what she said, but what I saw.
SSP CEO Kate Swann said: "The FAB Conference and Awards are a highlight of the year for our sector. We're excited to see the event land in North America for the first time - an important growth region for us and a hotbed of innovation for the sector ...
Other names thought to be in the frame include Carphone Warehouse founder Sir Charles Dunstone, former WH Smith boss Kate Swann and fashion retailer Whistles' chief executive Jane Shepherdson. Independent retail analyst Nick Bubb said: 'It's a tough ...
"We're very excited about Knead," said SSP boss Kate Swann of its newest brand. "The initial taste tests last ... Ms Swann, the former boss of WH Smith, joined the company in 2013 after successfully overhauling the stationer's travel outlets. SSP's ...
Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group, said: "SSP has delivered another good performance in 2016 and we continue to make progress on our strategic initiatives.


 

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